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Photo Flood 83: Webster Groves

Photo Flood 83: Webster Groves

photo by Michelle Bates Webster Groves is a suburb of St. Louis, with its own storied history. A classic college town, Webster has a range of activities of interest to young and old alike. photo by Maureen Minich

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Photo Flood 81: Shrewsbury

Photo Flood 81: Shrewsbury

photo by Christopher Taber Once a family farm, Shrewsbury is now an inner-ring suburb of St. Louis. Though outside the city limits, this burb does possess some of the characteristics of those city neighborhoods nearby, Lindenwood Park and Ellendale. photo by Sue Rakers

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Mini-Flood 74: War Memorial, East St. Louis

Mini-Flood 74: War Memorial, East St. Louis

photo by Mike Matney The War Memorial in East St. Louis had fallen into disrepair. Community saviors not only envisioned its repair, but the significance of its re-dedication. photo by Ann Aurbach

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Photo Flood 80: The Gate District

Photo Flood 80: The Gate District

photo by Sue Rakers The Gate District is a once historic neighborhood that fell victim to decades of misinformed strategy from both urban planners and developers alike. It is actually laid out to act as several “gated neighborhoods”, which is where the moniker comes from. Maya Angelou’s childhood home...

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Photo Flood 79: Southwest Garden

Photo Flood 79: Southwest Garden

photo by Jackie Johnson Southwest Garden is one of the oddest shaped neighborhoods in St. Louis, and maybe as a result, is often mis-assigned as either Shaw or The Hill. Certainly, it has characteristics of both, as well as, many lovely restaurants, shops and homes unique to itself. photo...

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Photo Flood 78: LaSalle Park

Photo Flood 78: LaSalle Park

photo by Jeff Hirsch LaSalle Park, what an identity crisis you have! One half Soulard and one half St. Peters, but still, you pack a mighty punch architecturally, culturally, and economically (as home to one of STL City’s largest businesses, Nestle Purina PetCare). The neighborhood now possesses 148 mixed...

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Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

Mini-Flood 71: Jefferson Barracks County Park

photo by Mark McKeown Jefferson Barracks was established as a military outpost in 1826, after Fort Belle Fontaine was decommissioned. Today, the Park houses several Museums, a National Cemetery, a skatepark and more. photo by Jackie Johnson

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Photo Flood 76: The Greater Ville

Photo Flood 76: The Greater Ville

photo by Jason Gray The Greater Ville is the wheel around the hub of The Ville. Both neighborhoods (originally just one) are extremely significant to the history of St. Louis, having been the nucleus for the city’s “Black Aristocracy” whose influence was known throughout the midwest. photo by Jackie...

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Photo Flood 75: North Riverfront

Photo Flood 75: North Riverfront

photo by Ann Aurbach We kicked off our cold weather Floods in 2018 with a revisit to the North Side’s North Riverfront neighborhood to complete what we started. This section is smaller than the area where our first Flood here was set, but like the first one, getting around...

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